Thursday, March 29, 2012

Horse back riding and Gem Mining...

We went horse back riding today at the Whitewater Equestrian Center. We took a 1 hour trail ride through the forest/woods. It was beautiful. Our guide shared with us some of the local history. He had great Settler/Indian stories that took place right where we were riding. He also showed us some of the plant life and described how the Indians and early settlers would use different plants for medicinal purposes. It was really interesting.

We had awesome horses mine was named Rueger, Dave's was Snicker's, Natalie's was Bubba, and McKenlee's was Sebastian. Thank goodness they knew the trail so well because there were a lot of ups and downs and rocky terrain. I was definitely a little nervous at first. (When am I not right lol )

The girl's loved it and said it was one of the highlights of the trip. I was so glad I was able to get on and off Rueger as easily as I did. I guess all this working out I've been doing has helped me to be more limber.

We also did some gem mining. That was fun too. I really thought it was just going to be something the girl's were interested in but Dave really surprised me. He was as excited about sifting through the sand for gems as the girls were.

Tomorrow the plan is just to chill out and rest up for the drive home Saturday. Dave is really pushing to leave for home tomorrow but I am not interested in catching any Friday afternoon rush hour traffic. So we'll see....

1 comment:

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